This Train I Ride

(This Train I Ride)

Riding freight trains as a nomadic lifestyle, a negation of contemporary society or an escape from the family. Against the background of the passing landscape, the documentary presents a portrait of women who have completely fallen into this (in)dependence.

Freight trains wind through the vast American landscape like giant steel snakes. Just wait until dark, squeeze in between the wagons and then huddle in your sleeping bag to welcome the dawn and enjoy views unconstrained by window frames. A journey on which the destination is not as important for the protagonists as the attainment of freedom, even though at the same time they are living on the edge of the law. From this perspective, the film reflects on human identity and the search for one's place in a rapidly changing world. The resulting melancholy atmosphere of the film is underscored by the music of Warren Ellis.

International premiere

About the film

Director: Arno Bitschy
France, Finland
2020 | 77 min.

Language: English

Subtitles: English

Director

Arno Bitschy

Festival guest on days
Mar 08 - Mar 09, 2020

Filmography
2020 - This train I ride
2006 - Tokyo Fish

Arno Bitschy

Screenings

11. 09. 22:00 Atlas - Small Hall
Tickets
13. 09. 14:00 Kasárna Karlín
Tickets

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